Forward Stroke Training Session

  • 5 Dec 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Port Hacking
  • 2


  • For trips listed by club trip leaders.

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Saturday 5th of December 2020

Time:  9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Be ready to launch by 10:00 a.m.

Where:  Car park opposite 1 Matson Cres, Miranda NSW 2228.  Link here.   This car park opens by 9:30am on weekends, sometimes earlier. 

Location may not be suitable in a strong southerly wind and may change or require a 20 minute paddle from the start location.

Although it can be fun to paddle around in circles paddling forwards is what we do to get to A to B.  Good technique will minimise risk of injury and also help you to sustain paddling as as a long term activity.  This workshop is aimed at increasing your understanding of the principles of forward stroke, acquiring some drills and tips to help you get the most out of your body, kayak and blade.

If you have a waterproof camera I will try to supply you with some video to take home.  You will need of course your usual sea kayaking kit.  

Instructor is Megan.  Email me if you have any questions or if I have not paddled with you before.


Before the Club Trip

  • Are you feeling fit and well?  Just don’t come if you have ANY of the symptoms, or have had close contact with someone else that does
  • Don’t share cars with others unless you are in the same household
  • Be prepared and self-contained – no sharing of sunscreen, hand-pump, etc.  Do you have something like a neck buff to use as a mask on the water if required?  Do you have your own hand sanitiser?
  • Greet fellow paddlers from a distance
  • Good time to use that sanitiser after helping others unload and move kayaks to the beach

During the Club Trip

  • Observe social distancing – especially whilst waiting to launch and during briefings and breaks
  • How good is your self-rescue?  If ever there was a time to practise your rolling or other forms of self-rescue now is it
  • If you are required to be part of an assisted rescue think it through and try to maintain the 1.5m distancing as best you can.  Also consider PPE that can be used at the time – neck buff as a mask, and sunglasses.  Sanitiser available for when the rescue is complete
  • No spitting or nose clearing on or off the water
  • Don’t share food or drink

After the Club Trip

  • Be prepared and self-contained – washing stools, buckets, towels etc
  • Remember the social distancing – including when washing kayaks
  • Good time to use that hand sanitiser after assisting others with kayak carries and car loading

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